For Day 2 of our mini-vacation, we visited the St. Louis Zoo. Our first stop was the Children’s Zoo, which is free for the first hour of the day. The kids had a great time brushing the goats, petting the guinea pigs, and looking at all the different displays. Laura thought this sign was particularly funny…
Next, we stopped to visit the bugs at the Insectarium. Of course, you have to take a picture on the big bug!
We actually got lucky because the only time it rained all day was while we were inside the Insectarium. The rain did the weather good because the rest of the day was beautiful! We wandered around the zoo enjoying the different animals. The kids always love the elephants.
We all loved seeing the Sumatran Orangutans. We got an amazing view of the baby, “Ginger,” that was born at the zoo this past December. Her mother brought her right up to the window for just a few minutes. We were lucky enough to be standing right there to see it. So cute!
At some point during the early afternoon, I checked Facebook only to discover that some great friends were also at the zoo. I sent a text message mentioning that we were headed to the Sea Lion Show and, when we arrived, they were there! The kids were very excited to get to watch the show with their friends.
It was a great, fun day at the St. Louis Zoo! Right about 5 pm, we took our sore, tired feet back to the hotel for dinner and some time in the pool. We didn’t swim for long though because the pool was packed and the kids were tired.
After returning to our room and getting the kids to bed, Andy and I enjoyed a bottle of wine in the smallest wine glasses. A great ending to a busy day.